Taught course

Biblical Studies

Heythrop College · Theology

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in an appropriate subject

Months of entry


Course content

In MA Biblical Studies, Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies.

The programme attracts teachers and people involved in church ministry, as well as anyone with a particular interest in the textual study of biblical literature. It provides a valuable ongoing education for ministers.

The programme consists of four taught modules and a dissertation:

Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament)
Concentrate on a choice of Old Testament texts by examining critical ways these texts have been and are being read through patristic, medieval, modern and postmodern eyes.

Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament)
Focus on the history of interpretation and the methodologies of the New Testament. You will cover interpretations from the earliest times of the Patristic period, and you will look at medieval, modern and postmodern times.

The optional modules include:

  • Reading 1 Corinthians
  • A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark
  • The Bible in the life of the Church
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • New Testament Greek

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Please visit our website to find out about our language requirements. Our International Students section has additional information for students from outside the UK.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Heythrop is proud to offer our students generous scholarships and bursaries. We have four scholarships available for postgraduates:

  • Student Support Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Qualified Teacher Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

Please visit our website for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7795 4202
+44 (0) 20 7795 4200